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Gingerbread drop cookies

I love the smell of these cookies; the spices (namely cinnamon, cloves, and of course ginger) and molasses in them make the house smell like Christmas, though they are good any time of the year. The ingredients needed for these cookies are fairly cheap and easy to keep on hand, so they make a good back up for when you want to bake a treat, but don’t want to have to go out to the grocery store to get anything. They also go very well with milk.

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 tbps. molasses
1 egg
2 tbps. water or milk
2 cup flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves

-Beat sugar, margarine and molasses in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
-Add egg and water (or milk) and mix well.
-Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
-Mix until dough is smooth and uniform.
– Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour in the fridge.

– use hands to roll dough into balls about 1.5 inches in diameter.
– (optional: roll the dough in granulated sugar to frost the cookies)

-place balls on a cooking sheet a few inches away from each other. Press the cookies down a little if you like flatter cookies, but the cookies will flatten slightly upon cooking, and the tops will crack.
-bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Bake for less time for softer chewey cookies, or longer for crunchier cookies.

-Enjoy warm or cooled.